Sausage casings safe to eat?

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Probiotic
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   Posted 8/26/2013 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
So far I have been peeling my sausage casings- I dont eat a lotof sausages but I do love some nice German sausages now and then and was wondering if we ostomates and pouchers need to be wary of sausage casings i.e. are they indigestable and bunch up in our plumbing?

B'Dereh
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   Posted 8/26/2013 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,yes, they could cause problems. Emphasis on could, because I've been surprised by reading reports of the kinds of things stomas will push out. But sausage casings are big, if you spread them out, and if they bunch together.Unless you cut the sausuage up into little p ieces first, I would avoid them to be on the safe side.
UC Dx and then 7 years of no symtoms. But when they started, they didn't let up, ASA stopped working, pred stopped working, and azathioprin did nothing. The threat of much more radical drugs, plus the fact that a stricture was about to shut down my colon, led to my decision for a total colectomy in April 2011, 2nd step December 2011 and ... TAKE-DOWN WAS ON MARCH 19, 2012.

Pluot
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   Posted 8/26/2013 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes they are indigestible. Some of us (me) eat them anyway. I can't say why I'm cautious about some things (like salad) and reckless about others, but there you go. I would always eat it with something (like a bun or some noodles) for a little insurance though.
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dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12

past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema

current meds: none!

step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13

UCwhat?
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   Posted 8/26/2013 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
The first couple months after surgery I peeled anything that had a casing. Eventually I worked up the nerve to try NOT peeling them and haven't had any trouble yet. That said, if I am eating a sausage, hot dog, etc....and the casing seems especially tough, I will spit it out and peel off the remainder, just to be safe.

On a similar note....I tried cole slaw for the first time since surgery this past weekend, and had no trouble..so I guess raw cabbage is A OK for me! What stuff do y'all find to be most troublesome?
DX:6/12 Mild UP:got/kept remission w/1 Canasa nightly
MAJOR Flare began end of 11/12
Flex Sig 12/14/12:UC,mod/severe left side
Flex Sig 2/4/13:UC Severe into transverse colon
Prednisone refractory,little to no relief from enemas or Remicade
Proctocolectomy w/end ileostomy 3/13/13
Pathology showed Severe Chronic UC into right colon
Finally off Pred as of 4/24/13
So far my new,healthy life is GREAT!

ByeByeUC
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   Posted 8/26/2013 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I love sausage. I never peeled the casings but that's just me.
Marianne

DX Pancolitis in 2005. Family history of UC.
Tried every drug-even Remicade & Cyclosporine (nasty!)-Tried diets-nothing worked-wanted my life back!
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC and no more drugs!! Very happy j-poucher!! :)

summerstorm
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   Posted 8/26/2013 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't know you could peel sausage! I eat hot dogs though and don't peel them. It is so gross to do that! I had to do it not to long ago for my niece I almost threw up,lol.
So fat the only thing I've had trouble with is fried mozerally sticks. I don't like lettuce and carrots cause they look gross,lol.
Honestly my teeth keep me from eating a lot more than my ileo does.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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B'Dereh
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   Posted 8/26/2013 11:10 PM (GMT -7)   
It's different than hotdog casings, Probio is talking about the real kind of sausage.
UC Dx and then 7 years of no symtoms. But when they started, they didn't let up, ASA stopped working, pred stopped working, and azathioprin did nothing. The threat of much more radical drugs, plus the fact that a stricture was about to shut down my colon, led to my decision for a total colectomy in April 2011, 2nd step December 2011 and ... TAKE-DOWN WAS ON MARCH 19, 2012.

Tom1
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   Posted 8/27/2013 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
If I can't grind it to a puree I don't swallow it.

PairODachs
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   Posted 8/27/2013 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
In the 2 years since his surgery, the only foods that have ever caused my husband a problem are popcorn, if eaten in large amounts without drinking enough water, and large amounts of peanuts. He eats all kinds of food, and as long as he drinks enough with his meals and chews well, he's been fine. There was the time the color of his output after a red velvet cupcake scared him to death, but that's another story...
Husband was dx with Ulcerative Colitis in 2000 at 14 years old. We met in 2002, married since 2007. Proud owners of 2 miniature dachshunds.

Meds tried: Methotrexate, 6MP, Humira, Tacrolimus, Remicade, Imuran, Cyclosporin, Flagyl, Asacol, Sulfasalazine, Pentasa, Rawasa, Pravastatin trial and Prednisone. No remission since 2008.

Total abdominal colectomy with semi-permanent ileostomy on 7/1/2011

petal1752
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   Posted 8/28/2013 4:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I eat everything I'm told to be wary of, I especially eat sausages, popcorn and occasionally peanuts too. I don't really have any problems when I eat these things, apart from maybe eatiing one too many and making myself feel bloated (but thats more me being a pig)
30 year old male from the UK. Suffered UC for 6 years without treatment. Found too late and had large bowel removed in emergency operation. small bowel perforated. Had 2 x ileostomies... now have just the 1 and awaiting decision for J-Pouch. Tough journey but not going to let it beat me. I WILL WIN.

ActiveUCer
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   Posted 8/28/2013 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Things with casings are specifically mentioned in the GI Soft Diet avoidance list, which I think you are past?
http://activeguts.wordpress.com/

Drug refractory UC
Colectomy with end ileostomy August 30th, 2012 - jpouch sometime
IBD related arthritis and peristomal pyoderm gangrenosome

Humira, finally off of steroids! Aiming to have Step 2 in August 2013.

Tried lots of drugs and diet, didn't work for me.

Probiotic
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   Posted 8/31/2013 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone for the good replies. I am going to keep peeling. I was indeed referring to "real" traditional sausages, not hot dogs. I agree that it woukd be a huge nuisance to peel a hot dog. Certain sausages peel very easy, but not all.
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B'Dereh
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   Posted 9/1/2013 2:03 AM (GMT -7)   
:-) I don't eat sausages here but if I did, I would take them out of the skins.

(The best sausages, in my opinion, are not German, but Polish, Italian and French).
UC Dx and then 7 years of no symtoms. But when they started, they didn't let up, ASA stopped working, pred stopped working, and azathioprin did nothing. The threat of much more radical drugs, plus the fact that a stricture was about to shut down my colon, led to my decision for a total colectomy in April 2011, 2nd step December 2011 and ... TAKE-DOWN WAS ON MARCH 19, 2012.

ActiveUCer
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   Posted 9/2/2013 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I know you weren't talking about hotdogs...but I just had my first hotdog in months and it was AWESOME!!
http://activeguts.wordpress.com/

Drug refractory UC
Colectomy with end ileostomy August 30th, 2012 - jpouch sometime
IBD related arthritis and peristomal pyoderm gangrenosome

Humira, finally off of steroids! Aiming to have Step 2 in August 2013.

Tried lots of drugs and diet, didn't work for me.

foxwoods
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   Posted 9/4/2013 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
They have skinless hot dogs which are very good
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